Sir Sidney Nolan - Landscape, 1978-9.  © The estate of Sir Sidney Nolan.  From the series Ned Kelly II.

Sir Sidney Nolan: Landscape I've always loved Nolan's explorations of the Ned Kelly myth. In a number of paintings, Kelly appears to be an empty suit waiting to be populated with our own imaginings.

From the Ned Kelly series. Australian artist Sidney Nolan painted a famous series on the Irish-Australian bushranger (outlaw) Ned Kelly (son of a convict) who was hanged in Melbourne in 1880. To some he has become somewhat of a folk hero and symbol of rebeliion of the poor against authority, (a sort of Australian version of Robin Hood) although to others he was just a common criminal. It's undeniable, though, that he's become part of Australian folklore…

From the Ned Kelly series. Australian artist Sidney Nolan painted a famous series on the Irish-Australian bushranger (outlaw) Ned Kelly (son of a convict) who was hanged in Melbourne in 1880. To some he has become somewhat of a folk hero and symbol of rebeliion of the poor against authority, (a sort of Australian version of Robin Hood) although to others he was just a common criminal. It's undeniable, though, that he's become part of Australian folklore…

Australian Artist Sidney Nolan painted a series on Ned Kelly

Sidney NOLAN Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992 Movements: England and Australia from 1950 Burning at Glenrowan 1946 .

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Sidney Nolan    (Australia, England 22 Apr 1917–28 Nov 1992)    Title      Hare in trap

Sidney Nolan (Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov - Hare in trap 1946 Ripolin enamel on hardboard - x cm board

Sidney NOLAN Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992 The defence of Aaron Sherritt 1946

Sidney NOLAN Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992 The defence of Aaron Sherritt 1946

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